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Next and last registration day Is
Saturday , November f > .
Prepare for Omaha day and help cud
the exposition In a blaze of glory.
Only one more clianco to register for
the coming election and that on Satur
day of next \vceU.
The men who wear the Hound money
badges and vote for silver candidates
are scarcer than lien's tcetb tills season.
Nobody Is worrying about any public
monuments erected by the man who Is
after Dave Mercer's shoefe , simply be
cause he never helped erect any.
Now let Governor Ilolcomb get his
ThankHglvIng proclamation out before
election and take no chances on Inter
ference by the ; results.
If the railroads had only ottered clos
ing week rates all through the exposi
tion season what a difference It would
have made In the attendancerecord. .
Industrial and commercial conditions
Imvo seldom boon b tter and more prom
ising than today. Ilepublican prosperity
Is reflected In every line of business.
The coming election will emhaslx.e
once more the glaring defects of the
new ballot law Indicted on the people
of Nebraska by the late popocratlc re
The Georgia regiments of volunteers
who are exerting themselves to secure
an opportunity to remain In the service
are setting most unpleasant examples
for the political soldiers.
The rumored removal of u few
thousand federal olllcos from the clasal-
lied civil service list ought to prove a
decided stimulus to the ranks of the
federal olllce-seeklng brigade.
Whenever The Bee makes a mistake
it IH always ready to make correction.
The way to secure correction in The
Hoc , however , Is not by addressing let
ters to the editor of the World-Herald.
Kvery man , woman and child In the
United States will agree with President
McKlnloy that this year above all othern
affords Incontestable reason for the ob
servance of the annual Thanksgiving
Now that the time has gone by when
changes could be made in the republican
legislative ticket The Hoe will devote
Its energies to electing the candidates
on the ticket whom it can recommend to
The Hee Is doing more by advertising
the registration and printing the ward
and precinct maps to get the republican
voters of Omaha and South Omaha reg
istered than the whole republican
county campaign committee.
Douglas county has been honored this
year with the nomination of one of Its
citizens on the republican state ticket
for the position of commissioner of pub
lic lands and buildings. Douglas county
should show its appreciation of the
compliment by coming to the front with
.1 good big majority for the whole re
publican state ticket.
The commanding general of the de
partment advises against the location
of more troops In Hawaii than may bo
absolutely necessary , for the reason that
the country Is not well adapted for mili
tary camps. If this recommendation Is
acted on It will put a quietus on the
plans of numerous shoulder-strapped
olllcers for periodic summer excursions
to the mid-Pacific at the expense of
Uncle Sam ,
wno is rvoiVTO / > ;
In 1MXJ when prohibition was an l. sue
William A. Poynter was a pronounced
prohibitionist and known as such In his
own neighborhood. From that time
until the democratic state convention
met In Lincoln last August and refused
to nominate him until he publicly re
canted his belief no one questioned the
sincerity of his prohibition professions
or .suspected that he had undergone a
change of heart on that Issue.
That Poyntcr Is still as much for pro
hibition as ho ever was Is believed by
leading prohll'lthnlsts ' who have en
dorsed him In spite of his antl-prohlbl-
lion pledges , The two principal prohi
bition papers published In Nebraska
have hoisted Poynter's name for gov
At the same time the Nebraska Liquor
Dealer , otllclal organ of the Liquor
Dealers' nmoc'ntlon , Is nl < o espousing the
candidacy of Poynter and assuring the
whisky men and the beer men that
Poynter can be trusted to favor the
The question suggests lt. elf , "Who Is
going to be fooled if Poynter should be
come governor ? Will he go back on his
early training and forswear oft ex
pressed convictions or will he keep faith
with the liquor dealers who held him up
against the political wall when he was
seeking nomination ?
If the decision of the Hrltlsh cabinet
in regard to the Kaphoda affair is cor
rectly reported , It rests with France to
determine the question of peace or war.
The Hrltlsh government , It Is shown ,
does not contemplate any aggressive ac
tion. It demands that Mnrchand be
withdrawn from Fashoda unconditional
ly , but If France does not comply It Is
not proposed to forcibly expel him. On
the contrary he will be regarded In the
light of a foreign visitor and so treated.
Hut he will not be permitted to receive
reinforcements and this Is the really
vital point in the British position , for
with the Insignificant force ho has with
him Major Marchand can do nothing to
establish French authority. Should
France attempt to reinforce him It
would obviously be regarded by Eng
land as an act of war. Until Marchand
Is withdrawn the British government
will not discuss any of the questions
raised , or even give any assurance that
they shall be discussed.
The response of Franco to the British
position will be awaited with very great
Interest At this moment the Fashoda
incident Is overshadowed by domestic
Issues. A new cabinet Is to be formed
and the paramo mt question whether the
civil or the military power is supreme
is to be settled. With these matters of
profound concern to bo dlsj ised of con
sideration of the Fashoda difficulty will
probably be deferred , since there ap
pears to be no occasion for haste. There
Is undoubtedly a very strong sentiment
In France In favor of backing up
Marchand , but It is probable that con
servative views will prevail and that
war will be averted. It seems hardly
possible that any French statesman will
be disposed to provoke a conflict with
Great Britain , which would inevitably
be disastrous to France. It would be
a imval war and while France ranks
second among naval powers she Is
greatly overmatched by Great Britain.
WILL , NUT HURT T11K ItOADS ,
In some of the comment on the supreme
premo court decision In the case of the
Joint Traffic association It is urged that
the decision will be hurtful to the rail
roads. The roads themselves , It Is de
clared , as well as the great trade in
terests of the country , are threatened
with all the evils of rate wars and busi
ness demoralization. We are told that
there will be a return to the order of
things under which each road made dif
ferent rates for different parties on the
same class and volume of freight , re
sulting In all sorts of unjust rebates ,
discriminations and secret agreements
that can have no effect but to work
Injuriously to railway shippers and rail
way shareholders alike.
This Is a view of the matter which as-
Humes that the association of railroads
to which the decision put an end had
really accomplished the object for which
it was formed. As a matter of fact it
did nothing of the sort. Only recently
Mr. Depow was reported as stating that
most of the roads in the Joint Tralllc
association were cutting rates on con
tracts for future traffic and the New
York Journal of Commerce says the
decision Is of little vital moment to the
railroads under the present conditions
of their business , for there Is notoriously
no strict observance of fixed rates for
through freight In the olllces of any of
them , so that the dissolution of the as
sociation will not make the situation
perceptibly worm But railroad man
agers , remarks that paper , now can at
least tell what kind of legislation they
require when they make up their minds
to one more effort to establish uniform
rates for through Iratlle and when they
feel equal to the responsibility of keepIng -
Ing faith with each other. Perhaps for
a time the members of the Joint Tratllc
association lived np to their agreement ,
but that they did not all do so for any
great length of time appears to be un
questionable. There is presented in this
fact another striking example of the bad
faith of railroad manager * , for no agreement -
ment among them was ever entered Into
with apparently greater sincerity of
purpose. Relieved from all restraint , the
railroads In the Joint Trallie association
may Indulge more freely In rate cutting
than they have done for the last two
years , but as to this there need bo no
serious apprehension that they will go
so far as to work any material Injury to
themselves. There Is reason to expect
that for several years at least the rail
roads will have a good business with
out seeking It by means of rate wars.
Undoubtedly the next move of the
railroads will bo a renewal of the effort
for legalized pooling. This Is now their
only hope of securing the protection
against damaging rate cutting which
they desire. It Is therefore to bo ex
pected that the Forakcr pooling bill will
be vigorously pressed at the coming scs.
slon of congress. Whether or not the
chances of securing such legislation
have been Improved by the supreme
court's decision Is problematical. Those
who favor giving this protection to the
railroads may llud their position some
what strengthened , fclnce the decision
deprives the roads of the only means of
sclf-ptotectlon , but on the other hand
the opposition to pooling will under the
circumstances be likely to still more
strenuously combat any sort of pooling
proposition and there Is reason to be
lieve this Is strong enough In the present
congress to prevent pooling legislation.
TIIK I'ltni'Kit Tinsu TO DO.
The exposition has been a financial
success. The managers will be able not
only to meet every obligation but have
a surplus In bank sulllclent to refund to
the stockholders a large part of the
money advanced by them.
All sorts of schemes have been hatched
to do away with the money which belongs -
longs to the stockholders. The $10,000
exposition history was only the first or
them to be sprung. A dozen more
schemes to absorb the surplus are merely
waiting an opportunity to be let loose
under all sorts of gauzy pretexts.
The proper thing for the board of
directors to do at this time Is to return
at least 50 per cent of the stock sub
scriptions at once. There Is no excuse
for keeping over $ . ' ! 00,000 on deposit in
the banks a day after the gates of the
exposition have closed. A 50-pcr cent
dividend can be declared and paid on
all paid-up stock and still leave over
$150,000 in the treasury , which ought to
bo more than ample to Insure the settle
ment of every conceivable claim that
may be trumped up ami defray all the
expenses of winding up the corporation.
Nothing will make the exposition man
agement more popular and give greater
satisfaction to the stockholders who have
stood by It than the prompt repayment
of their money without dissipation or
wildcat schemes or waste upon salary-
TUB LKGlSLATin : TICKET.
Two years ago the republicans of
Douglas county elected to the legisla
ture live members who were certified to
ns entitled to scats by decisive majori
ties. These men were all unseated by
the edict of the popocratlc caucus In the
face of the most positive proof that they
were the choice of a majority of the
One of the men fraudulently unseated
In the house , Hon. Joseph Crow , has
been honored with a nomination for the
senate , not merely because he had been
wronged , but because of his service in
two sessions of the legislature.
Hon. Isaac Noyes , who has been re-
nominated for the senate , has also had
legislative experience , not merely In Ne
braska , but in the state of New York ,
from which he removed to this stale
some twelve years ago , since which time
he has lived on his farm near Water
loo. Mr. Noyes is a clean , capable man
of unimpeachable Integrity , highly re
spected by all who know him.
The third candidate for the senate on
the republican ticket , .7. II. Van Dnscn
of South Omaha , Is an exceptionally
bright lawyer , who has been an active
worker In fhe party ranks and stands
well both at the bar and with the pee
Of the nine republican nominees for
the house , two , Levl Cox and Frank
Burman , have been renomlnated , having
been among those who were lawlessly
ousted by the dominant popocratic ma
jority of the last legislature. Mr. Cox
Is a live stock commission merchant of
good business reputation , while Mr.
Btirmau Is a. representative Swedish-
Miles D. Houck worked for many
years as a mechanic In the Union Pa-
ctlc machine shops and Is now superin
tendent of the county court house. He
enjoys an excellent reputation for so
briety , integrity and fidelity and may
be depended on to make a creditable
record in the legislature.
J. O. Detwller , K. II. Olmsted and
Hugh A. Myers are attorneys In good
standing whose activity in party affairs
has brought them to the front. Their
qualifications for the business of lawmaking -
making are conceded and their charac
ters have never been called In question.
.7. A. Beverly has been city street com
missioner since the spring of ISO" and
in that capacity has proved himself the
most efficient man who has over occu
pied the place. The arduous lalwr en
tailed upon the street department dur
ing the exposition season has been per
formed economically and effectively and
gives assurance of equally vigilant en
ergy and intelligent application In the
The two remaining candidates , Victor
B. Walker and Joseph Koutsky , The
Boo cannot endorse Inasmuch as their
careers unfit them to hold any position
of honor or trust.
TIIK I'OUCV Of DKLA T.
Whatever motive Spain may have in
her policy of delaying peace negotia
tions , the United States should not per
mit this policy to bo carried to too great
a length. Our government will of course
allow Spain all reasonable time In which
to present her objections to American
demands and to discuss her case , but
peace negotiations cannot be indefinitely
extended and after our government has
made Its demands and Spain has given
her reply there should be a clear under
standing Insisted upon by the American
commissioners as to a time for reaching
a conclusion upon the questions. It is
said that the Spanish commissioners are
Instructed to offer every resistance to
the American demands short of a rup
ture. Nothing of this sort should be
tolerated. The United States commis
sioners did not go to Paris to engage In
a contest of diplomatic jugglery. They
had clearly defined Instructions , which
had been carefully considered and de
liberately decided upon by the president
and cabinet. What measure of discre
tion , If any , was given to the commis
sioners Is not known , but it Is pretty
well understood that the demands
agreed upon at Washington were to be
Insisted upon at Paris , Such being the
case the United States Is not called upon
to make any undue concession to Span
ish diplomatic methods. Spain can gain
nothing by unnecessarily delaying the
negotiations , but on the contrary an
obstinate policy of resistance may result
to her disadvantage. There Is reason to
think that the Spanish government has
some Injudicious and mischievous F.uro-
After endorsing In state convention
the faithful party service of all the
popocratlc members of the Nebraska
delegation the-popocrats of the Third
district refused to give Congressman
Maxwell the renomlnatlou accorded nil
his popocratlc colleagues. If an en
dorsement by their state convention Is
the signal for turning down the otitccr
endorsed the people should accept It In
the same light and turn down all the
popocratlc candidates for congress.
The popocrats all over the country
have received orders from their national
committee to make their whole cam
paign onslaught agalns.t the McCleary
bill bugbear'from now on and the orders
arc being executed to the letter. What
the McCleary bill has to do with the
Issues In Nebraska , however , is yet to
lo ) pointed out. Sancho Pauza's tilt
with the windmills Is the best historical
precedent for this ridiculous popocratlc
straw man tourney.
The way to retain republican control
of the administration of the county
affairs is to vote for the republican
candidates for county commissioner In
the respective commissioner districts.
Mix-Up of Color * .
A violent mix-up of the British blue book
and the French yellow book would nil the air
with a greenish tinge , which Is , perhaps ,
the appropriate color for the occasion.
SpaniKli I'ri'tfii.sp mill PrnoHcc.
Of course we are a nation of shopkeepers ,
wholly Inapprcclatlve of the finer qualities
of the high-born Spaniards. Here we are
now notifying Blanco and his crowd , re
gardless of his sensitive consecration to
honor , that wo can not allow them to steal
any moro cannon , tombstones , stores , etc. ,
Cnrlor filvi'M 1'N Hii't
The mayor of Chicago exhibits hla caliber
aa a partisan by repeating on the stump
the miserable falsehoods that Schley was
superseded by Samsson because he was a
democrat , and that Dewey falsely claimed
as a democrat would have been set asldo
for a republican had ho not been beyond
reach. Young Carter Harrison Is still
a good deal ot a boy.
Filipinos nn THA Shirker * .
The native army of the Philippines Is con
fronted with a serious problem. The natives
refuse to pay taxes for Its support , as they
expected the revolution would abolish taxa
tion. This Is ono of the sad but Inevitable
results of thrusting Ideals too suddenly on
Ignorance. It also shows what sort of gov
ernment may bo expected of a people who
expect to Hvo In a Utopian dream of a self-
supporting , automatic government , inde
pendent of public taxes.
The point for comment In the news that
200 Chinamen , brought Into the United
States for the Chinese village at the Omaha
exposition , have escaped and disappeared
Is that It Is nevertheless a profitable trans
action to the company of wealthy Chicago
Chinamen whldU ilwought them and which
Is under bonds of o.OOO to take them out
of the country again. For not only are many
of these who disappeared said to have been
sold by the company some of them being
women that wentat big prices but each
male Chinaman paid the company $1,000 for
bringing him Into this country , with the
Idea of being able to stay here. Other as
pects of the labor question aside , the ability
of people of that class to pay so much for a
pass certainly Indicates a thrift which many
other Immigrants do not display.
HAIL , TO TIIK HOG.
lloMton Tlcklcil with it AVcxtt-ru Nnml-
wluli of I'orU mill Toed- .
There Is no Rudyara Kipling allegory In
volved In the heading of this article. It
does not refer , oven by Indirection , to any
type of human character or manners to be
found In the state of Kansas , though there ,
as elsewhere , the figure might be occasion
ally used 'without ' Injustice to him to whom
It was applied. Poetry and plctureaquenesa
have rarely been associated with this very
familiar and useful domestic animal , even
under conditions of highest development.
But It Is quite possible It has not been ap
preciated at its true value. If the Kansas
estimate 'is a correct one the public In gen
eral will have to revise Us own. The pre
vailing opinion has been that the only good
hogs were dead hogs , cut up and reorganized
Into sparerlbs , hams , shoulders , sausages ,
head cheese , souse , etc. , but whatever they
may be In llfo their Influence stretches far
Into life's philosophy and the world's econ
omy after the vital spark Is extinguished.
Any creature that Is apotheosized at home
ought to at least command respect abroad.
That Is why wo approach the Kansas hog
with a deference never before experienced
under similar circumstances. The Kansas
Board of Agriculture has just Issued Its
quarterly report. It is a creditable work
of moro than 200 pages and It Is all about
the hog. It Is profusely Illustrated with
sleek , matronly hogs , followed by copies in
miniature , so straight and plump and cylin
drical that they look like fat and animated
sausages all ready for the broiler , or roly-
polies fixed for the oven.
But all this would be incomplete with
out the Introduction which the secretary of
the board furnishes the symposium. He
docs not confine his praise of the hog to
the Kansas variety. Ho discusses the
"American hog , " which is "a debt-payer , a
mortgage remover , a promoter of progress
and a buttress of prosperity. " But he adds
that "high class awlno are unknown and impossible -
possible- among low-class people. Kansas
awlne , coinage of Kansas grain and brain ,
met at Chicago in 1S93 the world-beaters and
beat them. " The natural deduction from
this premise and that which seems its se
quence is that the Kansas people are the
highest class In the world.
" \Vhero corn and grass most abound there
the hog Is most profitably evolved and
waxes fattest. " That Is Kansas. "In Kan
sas ho finds his favored home his HI Do
rado. Hero be attains the qualities which
make his llesh a delicacy sought of epicures
In Occident and orient , no less than a fit
and staple ration for men of heroic under
takings , Iron nerve , and cool brain , like
those at Manila and Santiago who fired the
unerring shots that wrenched loose the props
of a throne , revised the world's map and
replaced tyranny's flag with 'Old Glory.1 "
The Spaniards , then , did not flro so wldo of
the mark as was their custom when they
discussed going to war with the Yunkro
pigs. Whether the sons of Kansas suffered
and bled on tbo field or not , It was the
Kansas pigs that "wrenched loose the props
of a throne" and "revised the world's map. "
Indirectly the Spaniards wcro hopelessly
contending against the American hog and
the Kansas variety In particular. Home
might have been imvrd by a goose , but It
takes the American hog to pave the way
to empire , We can hardly say "long may
he live , " for that Is not his mission , but
may he lire happily and die numerously.
OTIIKIl I.AM1.S TIIVUt IIS.
The Uahr-el-Otuzal JMtrlcts which are
the chief provoking cause of the tension be
tween France and England over the FafihoJa
question arc held to be richer than the
equatorial province , which produced ruch
handsome surpluses before 1SS2. After
Oesal 1'asha had conquered the slave dealers
under Suleiman Bey In 1ST9 be administered
this large area with great success. Before
his time the large expenditure In the Ilahr-
cl-Ohazal districts was duo to the largo
number of native troops , nominally under
the Egyptian government , but really under
the slave dealers , who were required to garrison
risen the forts , these native soldiers being
bought at an average coat of about $35. This
was rendered necessary by the brutal rule
of the officials , In 1SSO Gc-ssl Pasha wa ?
able to wrlto that it would be easy to col
lect In the Moshra-er-Hck 10,000 eanUrs of
India rubber yearly , worth about $330,000 ,
at a trifling cost. Ho reported also that
there were whole forests producing arrow
root In the Nyam-nyaui district and In the
Babr-el-Ghazal an Immense forest produc
ing gumarablc equal to that of Kordofan.
The cotlon grown there la superior In fine
ness , softness and length of staple to that
of America and Lower Egypt. Beeswax can
be obtained In enormous quantities ; all Eu
ropean vegetables grow well and a year after
the slave war many looms were at work
making damur ( Baker cloth ) , all worked by
young negroes who had been taught by
wcavcra from Darfur. Copal , palm oil , In-
ccnsc , honey and nut alt arc abundant and
there is no doubt that the tci plant , cinch
ona and eucalyptus could bo easily culti
The Berlin press Is much disturbed over
a dispatch from Lisbon , which Intimates
that Portugal may find it to its advantage
to sell Its possessions in Africa. It is
painted out that they Involve Immense out
lays of money and have contributed In no
small degree to the enormous Increase of
the national debt of Portugal. The National
Zoltung says that such a transaction Is not
Improbable , but that Germany must prevent
England from being the purchaser and fol
lowing up the advantage of the Oelagoa. bay
settlement and the Anglo-German treaty.
Still the Berlin press trusts that the Chau
vinistic sentiment may prevail In Portugal ,
at least until after the Fashoda affair has
been disposed of ; and Portugal la reminded
that the bagatelle that Great Britain would
care to pay for the territory could in no
way be made to meet the liability incurred
In maintaining tlio colony. The Bourse Ga-
zctto of London , commenting on the Lisbon
dispatch , believes that such a sale by Portu
gal , while not establishing its credit , would
at least give enough return to Improve the
condition of the remaining colonies , where
simple and cheap Improvements might make
them very profitable. In closing It says :
"In view of the nbovo considerations Portu
gal would bo giving nothing up 1 > y selling
its African colonies and the colonists them
selves would lose nothing by the transaction ,
and It Is within the range of possibility that
the example thus set by Portugal will lead
many other states to follow It. "
The Pcsther Lloyd of Vienna reviews the
legislation In relation to anarchism passed
in different states during the last fifteen
years. It begins -with the laws against the
criminal use of explosives adopted In En
gland , an example that was followed a little
later by Germany and Austria. Later on
the Belgian laws affecting anarchism were
made more stringent. Between 1892 and
1894 no fewer than three different acts were
passed In France and these received a sharp
application after the murder of President
Carnot. As a result of this crime by the
Italian Caserio three similar laws were
passed In Italy. They were suspended two
years afterward , but In consequence of the
disturbances at Milan were re-enacted In amore
moro severe form. Spain and Portugal have
Introduced similar modifications In their
criminal legislation. Russia deals with the
nihilists In Its own fashion. There is , there
fore , no lack of legislation on the subject
and the Pcsther Lloyd argues that all that
is necrssary Is that each nation should en
force energetically Us own decrees. This
would lead to a. practical International
agreement between all police authorities. It
will remain fcr the different powers to de
cide whether anarchist murders are to be
dealth with aa political or common crime.
The czar was Impelled to make his pro
posal of disarmament , 1C Is said , by the ar
guments of Bllokh , a Warsaw financier ,
whoso book , "The Coming War In Its Tech
nical , Economic and Political Aspects , " has
Just been published In St. Petersburg. The'
work Is on encyclopedia of facts relating to
war nnd Its sinews. The argument , In brief ,
Is that European armies have outgrown
practicable limits. To provision and supply
with war material the existing armies of
the continent is impossible for any pro
tracted campaign. The management of the
armies of Russia , Germany or France Is
beyond the powers of any strategist. Be
yond a certain point numbers arc useless.
In any case the present relative strength
of the powers Is permanent ; the relative
strength of each would be the same If
divided by flve , or any other number. As
the burden of expense of 'the present large
armies Is ruinous to taxpayers , there is a
practical reason , M. Bllolth argues , for n
reduction all round. Witlmut relict an
economic catastrophe Is Inevitable.
* * *
The photograph has before now been
brought Into requisition with moro or ICES
success to prove that the president of the
French republic had been remiss In some
minor matter of dress or etiquette on Im
portant state occasions , A certain portion
of the French press eeems to delight par
ticularly In thus convicting M. Faurc. The
Gaulois now proclaims that on the first day
of the recent maneuvers M. Faure , as Is
shown Indisputably by photographs , appeared
on horseback most correctly garbed except
that ho had his field glasses elung on his
loft sldo Instead of his right. According
to this authority , only arms should bo car
ried on the left side. Several persons noted
this shocking breach. The duke of Con-
naught is said to have turned his monocle
toward the president's left side with vague
and uneasy surprise. In the evening ono of
his friends approached him confidentially ,
and the next morning he appeared with his
field glasses slung on his right side.
Ir. Wolff of Strasburg , ono of the best
authorities In Germany on workmen's acci
dents , has been making some curious and
Interesting investigations. First , on what
day of the week do most accidents occur ?
Secondly , at what hour of the day ? Ho
bases his generalizations on 1,071 cases of
accidents which happened In his own dis
trict during 1897. Mondays and Fridays are
the days when most accidents occur , because ,
according to his statement , the drinking
shops are most frequented by workmen on
the days previous viz. , Saturdays , Sundays j
and Thursdayo. Fewer accidents happen on |
Tuesday than on any other day of the week , I
because on no day arc drinking bouses KO
empty as on Monday. With reference to the |
hours of the day , Dr. Wolff states as an
undoubted fact that the hours after breakfast - ,
fast , dinner and the afternoon rest nro sig
nalized by most accidents. He attributes
this to the lacsltude caused by the work of
digestion and to the use made by men of
Intoxicants during meal times. Ilu also es
tablishes the fact that In factories where
the meal hours are greatly curtailed there
is an excess of accidents over the factories .
where the men ere moro liberally treated In i
this respect. U remains to be seen whether
his conclusions will bo confirmed by investi
gations conducted upon a moro comprehen
I'OMTIC.VI , imiTT.
Vassar college is unanimously for lloosc-
vclt. There , at least , the gallant cofoncl
will find much to sweeten the bitterness of
There Is an odd sUKRpstlvencfs In the fact
that the prohibitionists arc running a Glass
in New York , a Lager In Minnesota nnd a
Swallow In Pennsylvania.
Dick Ciokcr asserts that Bourke Coekrun
"left the democratic party for the party's
good. " Bourke might retort that Croker
once left the party and tbe country for hla
own good ,
The total registration of Greater New
York Is r.5 ,3Sn , exceeding by G.121 the regis
tration for 1890. Both parties claim decided
advantages from the registration , but the
ropub/ican claim has the beet of It , Inas
much ns the greatest per cent of Increase
la In republican districts. The figures make
ono fact clear. General Apathy baa been
Two distinguished warriors of demo2racy ,
who were conspicuously absent from the
firing Hue during the row , are now hot for
war. Ben Tlllnmn sayo shotguns arc the
only weapons with which the democracy cun
carry North Carolina. Dave Hill seconds
the motion by urging voters to paralyze any
deputy who Interferes with party plans In
New York City. The mouth warrior Is In-
vlnclblo la times of peace.
Americans who prate about this country
having a monopoly of political rascality and
boMlsm and who look upon Great Britain
as a model would do well to read up or keep
ellent. The other day the London Speaker
referred to the death of n man dn Liverpool
who "rurod the Tory caucus with a rod of
Iron. " And the Yukon correspondent of the
London Times tells of rampant venality
among British revenue officials.
Connecticut elects this year for the first
tlmo an attorney general and the republicans
have put In nomination for that ofilce
Charles I'helps of the town of Burnham.
The republicans ot Oklahoma are ac
customed to surprises. In the legislature
of 1S9. > they had twpnty-thrco of the thlrty-
nlno members ; In the legislature of 1S9G
they had three only. This year they are
again expecting to elect a majority of the
On November 1 the electors of Texas will
record their views on the proposed amend
ments to the Lone Star state constitution
providing for pensions for confederate sol
diers. Ths contention Is ma do that the
time of the election was fixed by mistake ,
the law adopted by the Austin legislature
providing for such an election "on the first
Tuesday ot November , " whereas it should
have been on the Tuesday after the first
Monday In November , when the general
election takes place.
The confusion and profusion of campaign
Issues which perplex the sovereign freemen
of the land should not be permitted to
shadow the arc lights of liberty , compared
with which the crime of ' 73 pales and sput
ters as a tallow dip. When voters approach
the sacred precincts of the ballot box to
boost the current of destiny it behooves
them to remember that Colonef Wharton
Barker and Major Ignatius Donnelly are
running for president and vice president.
Keeping such trilles well In mind contributes
to the gaiety of life.
The territory of New Mexico bas now a
larger number of residents speaking Spanish
than has any other constituency of the
United States , though It will soon be de
prived of that distinction. Voters of Span
ish descent are numerous in New Mexico ,
the present governor ofwhich Is Miguel
Otero. The auditor of the state is Mar-
cellus Garcia and the superintendent of pub
lic Instruction ( of which enemies of New
Mexico customs and cllimto say there Is
very little ) is Placido Sandoval. The re
publicans of Now Mexico have nominated
for territorial delegate In congress Pedro
Perea , who Is the president of the First No
tional bank of Santa Fe , and they expect
to elect him to the Fifty-sixth congress.
Alt the territorial delegates in the Fifty-fifth
congreos are democrats or populists.
riSKSO.VYL , AXD OTJIEKWISK.
In the years to come the state of Porto
Ulco will celebrate October 23 as Evacuation
At a recent dinner Lord Uosebery defined
memory as "the feeling that steals over
you whllo you listen to a friend's original
The marble fountain that Emperor Wil
liam proposes to erect In Constantinople to
commemorate his visit there Is to be of his
Aberdeen , Scotland , known as "the gran
ite city , " has always , until recently , paved
Its streets with native stone , but is now-
using tnr macadam , which H finds quite as
desirable and less noisy.
All that Franco wants Is for England to
let her have access to the Nile , and all that
England wants Is for France to keep out of
the Nile valley. If they can oblige each
other In these trifling particulars there will
bo no war.
Havlug a son at the university of Ala
bama , Mayor W. C. Jem&on ! ot TuBcaloosa
has decided objections to an forms of haz
ing. The youngster was recently put
through the unUorslty mill In time-honored
fashion , whereupon themayor descended upon
the seat of learning and soundly horse
whipped several of the hazers. His honor Is
an alumnus of the Institution , but parentlal
affection ecems to have overcome all memo
ries of hazing scenes In which bo may have
taken part years ago.
Tbo Chicago Times-Herald thinks it absurd
to treat Itudyard Kipling's "Truce of the
Dear" as an aflegory , and regards U simply
aa a stralchtforward , even If somewhat
varnished talo. It says : "Any bear hunter
could tell these overwlso critics , na Mr.
Kinllnc has told them , of the feeling of plly
thev have experienced when n bear about to
ho shot assumw that pleading attitude and
expression , little less than human , by rising
uuon Its hind legs with uplifted pawe and
tolterlnc unsteadily toward Its foe. "
Every soldier who leaves the port of Honolulu
lulu carries it away , and somehow it sticks
to one's mind. It Is "wclakahoa" ( pro
nounced wllly-ka-how-a ) . It means , In Ha
waiian , "Strike whllo the Iron is hot. " It
took the fancy of the people who came to
Honolulu long ago to grow up with the coun
try , and Is now a regular term , inclining
"That's all right , " or , If In speaking of some
work being accomplished , "that's done , " un
til now It bas become- the expression among
the people for anything they enjoy. The
nearest thing In American slang that we can
t''tnk of is : "That's out of sight , " or "that's
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alum baklnp powders arc the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
K0 l OAKINO P00l CO. , KM VOBK.
TIII : PIMM , i'iioin.iM.
ttnllroiul MniutKrr.i rolling Menu * ( u
"Ci-t Around" ( litDrclnlnn. .
The thirty-three trunk lines coroposInK the
Joint Trafilc association are already bu y
devising ways and means to "get around"
| i the mandate of the t.'nlti'd States supreme
court declaring that association Illegal , No
I ' one expected anytl Ing else. The average
corporation , which Is quick to resent no In-
i fraction of the law by Its competitors or its
employes , suddenly loses its reverence tor
Judicial deliverances when they arc unfavor
able to Its own Interests. But In the present
instance , fortunately , the public which In ,
after all , the most deeply concerned In the
matter has Ilttlo or nothing to fear from
the law-defying or law-evading program of
the trunk lines. For any pooling agreement
that they may now make cannot be enforced ,
nor can violators thereof be punished by
fines and similar penalties. U will rest sim
ply upon the good faith of railroad officials
composing the "pool , " nnd the history of the
famous "gentlemen's agreement" Is a guar
anty that one railroad president can't truat
another out , of his sight for five minutes.
The trunk lines may make combinations ,
but those combinations will prove IncffceUvo
because of the treachery and bad faith ot
the men composing them. The eupremo
court decision will therefore accomplish
much of Its Intended effect after nil not be
cause the trunk lines have any respect for
the mandate , but because they have oven
lees respect for ono another's good faith and
honcaty of purpose.
MinillY . \GI.P.S. .
The richest day in all the year ,
Count It from end to end ,
IB that Kood tlmo of Joy .and cheer
in which wo make a friend ,
"Why does he kick ? Oh , he Is such
A con-of-n-gun ! " they say ,
And thn funny man breaks harshly In
"Hereditary , th ? "
Clovolatid Plain Dealer.
When lovely woman dons her garb
Jiiwt let her think of Eve's ;
Such colors mro for autumn \vciir
In leaves , leaves , leaves ,
Through leafy groves they rode. Soft
breezes fanned 'em.
Ha fairly nched to kiss her on that
nut dared not run the risk of a rebuff.
Ills courage wasn't geared up high enough
Two persons live ns cheaply
As one ? The veriest stum
Two persons get that Idea when
They Hnd one chair enough.
At clubs now woman makes a spread ,
Arrayed In silks nnd smiles ;
Her ear upon tha papern read ,
Her eye- upon the styles. . . .
'Tls the last girl of summer ,
At the seaside alone.
All her Klrly companions
Ilnvo faded and cone.
Why IhicerB she there.
All so lonely ? Ah , well ,
She has to help manage.
Her fnther'3 hotel.
A D.VHKTOWX M'l.L.VUY. '
Sleep time , mnh honsyl evcnln * shadows
Sun slnkin' down In'.a skies :
Sand Man done reckons time now fo'
Close yo' H'l coal-black eyes !
Close dem , mah honey ! Sand Man wont'
Ef yo 'slats to clmttnh dataway ;
Yonder he's cnllln' !
"Derry dum ! derry dum ; dcrry ditty ditty
dum ! "
Dat'u what'a Sand Man say !
Sleep time , mah honey ! shadows am
Crecpln' up nroun'a cabin do' ;
Down In'u meadow deni bullfrogs nm
Weepin , ' kaso dc snnllBht had to go.
Sand Man nm walkln' , sweet dreams he's
Doan yo' bllnU dem H'l eyes dat way ;
Ynndcr he's slngln' !
"Dcrry ilum ! derry dum : derry ditty ditty
dum ! "
Dat's whnt'n. Sand Man say !
Sleep time. , mnh honey ! shadows done
foun' yo' ,
Foun1 yo' an' yo1 po' ol' mammy , too !
Whlppo'will am slngin' , 'slngln1 all aroun'
Dess a sweet goodnight ho means fo' yo' !
Sand Man ! How do' sun ! H'l one nm ready ,
Heady fo' to drenm'n nlKht erwayj
Cbun un yo' sing-In1 !
"Derry dum ! derry dum ; derry ditty ditty
dum ! "
Dat's wlmt'a Sand Man say !
Otll 1JAILY 11UIIETI.V.
NEW HAVEN , Ct. , Oct. 29 , 1898. The
Fall handicap college championship games
will b3 held hero today on the Yale field. I
A great concourse of collegians and citizens " "
generally will crowd the grounds to wit
ness the various athletic events in which
now records may bo made.
announcement yesterday about
some solid madras shirts at
85c. We have a full line of
sizes still left. But don't wait
too long for your size will be
sold if you do.
Then there are ties have
you seen those new patterns and
shapes we are showing in our
window along side the shirts.
They are regular $ J qualities "v
our price , however , is only
These are two great values > y
that you ought not overlook.
V. O n tptft u4 0 u * * " .
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